August 2016

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Builders and architects say the best way to persuade them to try a new product is by showing how it performs.

Even the most popular house plans can benefit from a makeover.

Rooms painted in certain colors, like creamy yellow or light green, can fetch sellers $1,000 more than expected.

Individual rooftop installations just can't compare to larger solar systems that sell electricity directly to utilities.

What the home building industry really needs now

Today’s land costs, development fees, and labor issues make it incredibly difficult to build homes for buyers on the lowest rung. 

Great products solve problems, and that's always interesting. 

Delivering homes that are affordable, appealing, builder-friendly, and profitable is a tall order—or is it? These prototypes offer answers

Keeping water away from where it doesn’t belong is all in the details. Here’s a checklist

Seasoned builders share what homebuyers have taught them about delivering the best possible experience

Contemporary design has permeated the consciousness of homebuyers and changed the elevation lineup for many builders

The best homes for older buyers now offer a place to be for a lifetime—not just one life stage

Products from Electrolux, Geberit, Gerber, Kohler, Noble Co., Sterling, Thermador, Timberlake, and Viking

Products from CertainTeed, DAP, DuPont, Huber, Noble Co., Paslode, Typar, Weyerhaeuser, and more

Products from Calculated Industries, Ford, Irwin, Lenox, and Mercedes-Benz

July 2017

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